The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 584 383 306
Rank change year-on-year
-201 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 56 293 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.59% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 2.33% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 48 285 377
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11619 12572 11881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.10% 25.46% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9544 10200 9681
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 10 £60,000 +6.66%
Croydon - 5 £37,500 -
Romford - 2 £37,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (96.55%) .NET
3 110 (94.83%) C#
4 88 (75.86%) SQL Server
5 86 (74.14%) Microsoft
6 81 (69.83%) ASP.NET
7 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (58.62%) .NET Framework
9 60 (51.72%) Degree
10 59 (50.86%) SharePoint
11 57 (49.14%) MVC
12 52 (44.83%) JavaScript
13 48 (41.38%) MCAD
13 48 (41.38%) MS Excel
14 47 (40.52%) MCP
15 43 (37.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (36.21%) MCTS
17 40 (34.48%) SQL
18 36 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 34 (29.31%) NUnit
20 32 (27.59%) CSS
21 31 (26.72%) CRM
21 31 (26.72%) Scrum
22 30 (25.86%) Dynamics CRM
22 30 (25.86%) MCPD
23 29 (25.00%) Finance
23 29 (25.00%) TDD
24 28 (24.14%) Windows
24 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
24 28 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (50.86%) SharePoint
2 28 (24.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 19 (16.38%) IIS
3 19 (16.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (12.93%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 48 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.97%) MS Office
3 11 (9.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (25.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.03%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.59%) SalesLogix
3 3 (2.59%) SAP CRM
3 3 (2.59%) Pivotal CRM
3 3 (2.59%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (12.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Intranet
2 2 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 36 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (23.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (22.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (11.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (11.21%) Relational Database
7 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (8.62%) Informix
8 10 (8.62%) DB2
8 10 (8.62%) Ingres
8 10 (8.62%) Data Mining
9 9 (7.76%) OLAP
9 9 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (6.03%) Cognos Powerplay
10 7 (6.03%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (6.03%) BODI
10 7 (6.03%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (6.03%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 34 (29.31%) NUnit
2 26 (22.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (22.41%) Moq
3 21 (18.10%) Visual Studio
4 9 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.03%) MSBuild
5 7 (6.03%) CruiseControl
5 7 (6.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (25.00%) Finance
2 26 (22.41%) Games
3 10 (8.62%) Legal
4 8 (6.90%) Law
5 4 (3.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (75.00%) Developer
2 48 (41.38%) .NET Developer
3 30 (25.86%) Consultant
4 27 (23.28%) Graduate
5 26 (22.41%) Junior
5 26 (22.41%) Junior Developer
5 26 (22.41%) Junior .NET Developer
6 18 (15.52%) Senior Developer
6 18 (15.52%) Principal Consultant
7 17 (14.66%) Technical Consultant
8 16 (13.79%) Applications Developer
9 11 (9.48%) SharePoint Consultant
9 11 (9.48%) SharePoint Developer
10 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (7.76%) Applications Support
11 8 (6.90%) Architect
11 8 (6.90%) .NET Applications Developer
12 7 (6.03%) CRM Developer
12 7 (6.03%) Software Developer
12 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (96.55%) .NET
2 81 (69.83%) ASP.NET
3 68 (58.62%) .NET Framework
4 43 (37.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 32 (27.59%) CSS
6 26 (22.41%) LINQ
6 26 (22.41%) NHibernate
7 24 (20.69%) HTML
7 24 (20.69%) WCF
8 22 (18.97%) Ajax
9 20 (17.24%) jQuery
10 17 (14.66%) XSLT
11 14 (12.07%) ADO.NET
12 13 (11.21%) CSS3
12 13 (11.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 11 (9.48%) WPF
13 11 (9.48%) WF
14 10 (8.62%) Silverlight
15 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 9 (7.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (12.93%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.14%) Windows
2 2 (1.72%) AIX
2 2 (1.72%) Solaris
2 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.14%) MVC
3 31 (26.72%) Scrum
3 31 (26.72%) CRM
4 29 (25.00%) TDD
5 27 (23.28%) BDD
6 26 (22.41%) Kanban
6 26 (22.41%) OO
6 26 (22.41%) Web Application Development
7 23 (19.83%) Business Development
8 20 (17.24%) Mentoring
9 19 (16.38%) Software Delivery
10 18 (15.52%) Coaching
10 18 (15.52%) OOA/OOD
10 18 (15.52%) Project Management
11 17 (14.66%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (14.66%) Information Management
12 13 (11.21%) UML
13 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
14 11 (9.48%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (94.83%) C#
2 52 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 40 (34.48%) SQL
4 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.48%) VBA
6 9 (7.76%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.17%) XPath
8 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (51.72%) Degree
3 48 (41.38%) MCAD
4 47 (40.52%) MCP
5 42 (36.21%) MCTS
6 30 (25.86%) MCPD
7 23 (19.83%) MCITP
7 23 (19.83%) MCDBA
8 11 (9.48%) Security Cleared
9 9 (7.76%) SC Cleared
10 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.72%) MCSE
11 2 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.72%) CCA
11 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.72%) CCEA
12 1 (0.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 86 (74.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.93%) Hitachi
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.62%) Sybase
4 10 (8.62%) SAP
4 10 (8.62%) Siebel
5 7 (6.03%) Applix
5 7 (6.03%) Sun
5 7 (6.03%) Ab Initio
5 7 (6.03%) Cognos
5 7 (6.03%) Business Objects
5 7 (6.03%) Hyperion
5 7 (6.03%) Informatica
5 7 (6.03%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (6.03%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.72%) VMware
7 2 (1.72%) Citrix
8 1 (0.86%) Telerik
8 1 (0.86%) Infragistics
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